Useful and interesting links

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The Rodale New Farm website: Chock full of interesting information regarding sustainable and organic agriculture including a farm locator.


Local Harvest: Find other farmers like us, search by zip code, town, etc.  Also look for restaurants and grocery stores using and selling local food and products!


Serve your country food: this is an interesting project by the greenhorns (a documentary film project about young farmers). The serve your country food website has a map of the US with dots marking the locations of young farmers. You can read about them and their farms (including Tumbling Shoals Farm). 


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ASAP: an Asheville based agricultural non-profit with some interesting tid-bits on their website including some fantastic farmer pictures, a local food guide (for the Asheville area), the "who grows your food" local food campaign, appalachian grown, and some recipes and tips.


The cornucopia institute: an organic watchdog group.  Creator of the organic dairy report card, infant formula report, a look at Wal-Mart organics and many more important and interesting things.  Keep up to date on large corporate organics here.


The Eat Local Challenge: a blog written by locavores.  Thought provoking and full of interesting recipes and tips from the realm of locavoredom.


RAFI-USA: Jason worked for the Rural Advancement Foundation, check out their website to learn more about farm issues.

Dr. a pediatrician answers a million questions about children's health, especially relating to nutrition and organics (see article below on Dr. Greene's organic man experiment)

"How to buy organic apples." Another take on reasons to buy local and organic by Natural News Editor, Mike Adams

McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks: The best North Carolina Wine I've tasted yet, right here in Wilkes County!

recommended by kids: "Barns and Farms: The Importance of Sustainable Agriculture"

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recommended by James: a bunch of videos about sustainability and food, my favorite title being, "Pay the farmer, or pay the doctor"

Great food-agriculture related reads:

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.  I laughed, I cried.  What a great book.  Check out their official website (with recipes!)

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan.  Wow.  This guy is truly amazing.  Definately read this book and keep up with whatever this guy has to say, which you can do at his website above!

 Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser.  Excellent piece of investigative journalism and just a plain good read. It makes you really think about your food choices. It looks like you can read the whole thing on this website if you're into that sort of thing.  It's a good book, Schlosser deserves his check--buy it!

100% organic man (an interesting NY Times article about a man who eats only organic foods for three years)


Our favorite recipe websites:

Martha Stewart's fruits and vegetables recipe collections (yes, I am a HUGE fan of Martha Stewart's recipe website--gorgeous photos of gorgeous seasonal produce recipes, with a Martha flair--and most of them aren't too complicated either) a comprehensive guide to cooking

Very entertaining "movies" about our building projects:

The evolution of greenhouse (part 1)

The office (wasn't built in a day)



Watauga County Farmers Market

Downtown Hickory Farmers Market


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